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134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421
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Ranked #3 of 541 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Btw. Prospect & Columbia
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a fantastic night out for our family. We tried a number of starters or small plates and the taste and variety of each dish was exquisite. The chef combines ingredients in an interesting and novel way. We highly recommend the spinach falafel with tahini and beet yoghurt cress, The imam fainted, the heirloom tomato kofte with cucumber, watermelon... More

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Newton, Mass.
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

along with Lumiere (in Newton). We love the Turkish-influenced cuisine. The service is quite good. For it's (high) quality, the cost is reasonable.

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East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I went to Oleana about 3 years ago and was blown away by what was arguably the best dining experience I've ever had. That's why I was looking forward to coming back. I wasn't naive enough to try to recreate that experience, but I was hoping for something close and just didn't get it. I have to say that I... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The cuisine is derived from Levantine recipes, more Turkish, and a little from Alepo and Beirut. At the base, the chef utilises very fresh and the highest quality ingredients, the spices and herb are just right, and all are combined in the most delicious way to deliver a rhapsody of tastes The service is warm and accommodating, we were well... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We made a last minute decision to spend the night in Cambridge before heading home to Charlotte this morning. So glad we did! After reading so many great reviews and being a lover of tapas we had to go. My husband and I sat at the bar where we received outstanding service from Tracy, the bartender. Not only did she... More

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Boston/Cape Cod
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very enjoyable anniversary meal. Service was thoughtful,taking care of a special need seemlessly, and attentive. Food was delicious, with wonderful spice combinations. And a special dessert provided from the kitchen for our celebration. One ask -- make the tables a bit farther apart-- exiting can be a little too intimate!

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Calgary, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We heard about this restaurant from a foodie friend. So glad we listened to him, this was the best restaurant on our trip to Boston. We could not get reservations on Sunday evening but were advised to show up as early as possible and take our chances. We got lucky and were seated at a great table. They describe their... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Please order the sultans delight and the grape leave pie with lamb. I was not impressed by the hummus at all. It had a very strange texture and was a little bland compared to the hummus I've had at ilili in NYC. They need to make that dish pop more. Service was so friendly and down to earth. Will definitely... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I bought a condo in Cambridge and have lived here about 2 years. We decided to try as many Cambridge restaurants as we could--and have eaten at many! Oleana moved to my first spot immediately after we tried it--and has remained in first place since. It's my husbands' #2 spot. Reservations are mandatory as many people apparently... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We selected this restaurant because of all the great online reviews that it received. We made a reservation and were glad we did because it was a Friday night and crowded. We got to sit outside in the patio. The whole menu looked delicious so we decided to order 6 mezes and get lots of different tastes. We did not... More

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